How to create easy doodle hearts

I worked on some easy doodle hearts this month. IΒ hope you enjoy seeing how it all came together. πŸ’—

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

Supplies used
Canson 7x 10 inch mix media sketchbook
Pencil
Kneaded eraser
Micron Pens (various size tips)
Small wooden hearts for tracing

Steps to create

1.Β  Trace heart shapes on your page in a design that you like.

I used small wooden hearts from the craft store for tracing and I overlapped many of the shapes.

hearts sketch - pencil outline

2.Β  Add random lines to create small sections in each of the hearts.

It’s best if your pencil marks are light so that erasing later will be easy. My dark lines here were difficult to clean up. I don’t think I will make that mistake again…Β  πŸ˜‰

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

3.Β  In each section, drop in a doodle pattern using a pen.Β There are no rules and no mistakes. You decide what goes where and what size pen you will use.

I have a few books full of zentangle ideas and inspiration. I enjoy selecting which patterns to use and where to place them in my piece. There are lots of resources online where you can find inspiration as well.

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

4. Continue to fill in more sections. Take your time and enjoy the process.

I usually sit on my bed with a big clip board on my lap to rest my sketch book on while I work. I find it very relaxing to have the television on in the background while I doodle.

 

hearts ink doodle sketch in progress

For something this large, I will spend a number of evenings working on different sections. I usually limit my time to an hour or so. It is really fun to see it come to life.

I love that doodle sketching is something I can easily pick up and put down. I can work at whatever pace I choose.

hearts ink doodle sketch

5. Final clean up once all sections are filled in

–Β  gently clean up any pencil marks with an eraser
–Β  fill in small lines or areas that need a little more ink
– add a little shading in a few places using a pencil

I love how each piece is so unique and personal. I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. It is always good to find some time to play.

Until next time, share a smile and doodle on! πŸ˜€

Patty AnneΒ πŸ’™

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Pink floral watercolor & ink

A little more fun with ink and watercolor for you today. This style combines my love of painting with doodle sketching.

Happy Sunday! 😊

pink watercolor underpainting

It starts with a loose watercolor under painting. Big pink flowers and playful leaf shapes.

It doesn’t look like much at this point. The details are saved for the ink work to come.

 

pink party watercolor and ink painting

Pink Party – 12 x 18 inch

For my doodle sketching I used Micron pens .08, .05, and .03 sizes. For a little added sparkle, I used a white gel pen.

I’m always impressed with the difference that a little ink and detail can make. It really wakes up the painting and brings things to life. This one has a lot going on. I love the movement and fun little bits that are scattered everywhere.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty AnneΒ πŸ’š

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Summer Bliss doodle

A fun watercolor and ink doodle your way today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

floral ink and watercolor

Summer Bliss – 12 x 18 inch watercolor and ink

Another practice with big loose floral shapes and some fun ink doodles on top.

The watercolor base served as the inspiration for my ink sketching. My goal was to vary the size and shape of the ink doodles and to just have fun.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’œ

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Watercolor and ink florals

I recently took a watercolor and ink class on SkillShare by Yasmina Creates. The botanical doodling class was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

I started with a loose watercolor underpainting. I painted many different flower and leaf shapes making sure to leave a lot of white space.

watercolor flowers underpainting

Materials used:

Canson watercolor paper 140# (a smooth paper surface)
Daniel Smith watercolors
Micron pens, various sizes

When my painting dried, I doodled flowers and leaves all over it with my micron pens.

watercolor and ink flowers

I like this method of doodling on top of watercolor, it’s so simple and fun!

I feel free to let loose and play.

When it’s the other way around, doodle first then add watercolor, I think I tighten up. I have a harder time painting outside the lines. It feels better when I draw outside the paint. 😁 Maybe with more time and experience that will change.

 

floral ink and watercolor painting

I really like how this one turned out. The roses make me so happy. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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Thursday – Doodle Swirls

A little doodle that I’ve been working on for a few weeks.

Happy Thursday, friends!

ink sketch - doodl swirls

Sometimes its hard to know when to stop.

I wanted to leave enough white space in the swirls and not over do it.

It feels right now, I finally put down the pen.Β  πŸ˜„

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

Patty Anne πŸ’™

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In my sketchbook

A few ink sketches for you today.

I always enjoy myself when I’m putting pen to paper. 😊

Happy Sunday, friends!

branch and leaves sketchy doodle

Simple and fun, this quick doodle sketch makes me happy.

 

Daisy ink sketch

I’ll bet you’re probably not surprised to see daisies in my sketchbook.

Daisies always seem to lift my mood.Β πŸŒΈΒ πŸ’šΒ πŸŒΈ

pine cones ink sketch

A few pine cones during #Inktober2018.

 

garden leaves ink sketch

Little vines and flowers in the garden

I like to use mixed media paper and #micronpens for sketching? Do you have any favorite pens or paper that you use?

I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook. Thank you for stopping by and following along.

Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

Patty Anne

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Thursday zen – tree doodle

Playing with patterns and shapes, I had fun working on this tree doodle. I took my time and it slowly came together over a few evenings.

Happy Thursday! πŸ’œπŸ˜Š

Using a micron pen, I sketched out a tree and created a bunch of sections to doodle in.

Tree ink doodle - s1

A meditative art with no rules or mistakes. I move forward not worrying about the final result. That feels so good.  ☺️

Next step, filling in more sections and trying out different patterns.

tree ink doodle step 2

I didn’t work from top to bottom or side to side.

I used a few of the same patterns and jumped around in an attempt to spread things out on the tree top.

 

ink tree - zen doodle

I fell in love with a weave pattern and thought it would provide some texture on the trunk. I like that it seems to guide your eye upward into the tree top. πŸ’š

A little shading at the end to finish up.

Lesson learned, using a pencil for the shading is a good idea. Shading with the micron pen was difficult and caused a few areas to get much darker than desired.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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